Dr. John M. McQuillan, President of McQuillan Ventures, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on advanced networks. As a network pioneer and venture capitalist, John is uniquely positioned to observe, analyze and comment on the trends in today’s fast-paced networking marketplace. At McQuillan Ventures, John evaluates new business opportunities in broadband networking and serves as an independent investor and advisor to network entrepreneurs. As a complement to investing in network startups, McQuillan Ventures organizes the program for the annual Next Generation Networks (NGN) and NGN Ventures conferences. John started NGN 15 years ago with co-producer Business Communications Review. He co-chairs both events, which have come to be regarded as the definitive conferences on broadband networking.